The problem vexing administrators as they think ahead to the new school year: to ban or not to ban student cell phones.
Although cell phones have proven valuable in school shootings, the digital distraction is having a negative impact on learning.
Students at all levels are confident of their ability to multitask. However, research has shown that rapid attention shifts actually hijack our thinking.
Plus, the anxiety that results from being disconnected to phones, laptops and other gadgets also distracts from learning.
“To ban or not to ban?” The question is real. The answer is not clear.